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classic potato salad

Classic Potato Salad

5 from 1 vote
Servings 10


  • 2 lb red or yukon potatoes
  • 3 stalks celery
  • 2 green onions
  • 1 cup mayo
  • 1/4 tsp celery seed or to taste
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Rinse and cut potatoes into bite size pieces. Place into large pot and cover with water.
  • Bring to a boil and boil for 15 minutes, or until easily pierced with fork.
  • dump water and let potatoes cool at least 10 minutes.
  • While potatoes are cooling, thinly slice green onion and celery.
  • Place potatoes into a large glass or metal bowl, add in celery, onion, mayo, and celery seed. Stir gently until potatoes are evenly covered.
  • Taste. If you feel it needs salt and pepper, add 1/4 tsp at a time until you get desired flavor. added note: it's never a bad idea to use less salt and let others add their own later on. Some people like more salt than others and you can't unsalt food!